IBM System i and p users have a powerful new application acceleration/data recovery solution at their disposal, the fruit of a new partnership between leaders in both fields.
Expand Networks and Vision Solutions have agreed to integrate their respective technologies to enable faster and more effective recovery times over the WAN to allow enterprises to strengthen their business continuity capabilities.
Expand will bring its compression and caching technology found on its WAN Optimization and Application Acceleration solutions to Vision Solutions disaster recovery and data management platform, providing possibly a 10x improvement in wide area recovery operations. Wide area networks are notorious for low latency and other inhibitors that prevent enterprises from gaining rapid access to critical data in case of a failure.
Both companies are talking about the "synergy" of their respective platforms, particularly when it comes to extremely large data sets, which would likely come into play during a recovery operation.